The batik at right that I painted long ago has recently been sold to a woman in Canada and in showing her small scratches on the frame, I managed to capture my own image and superimpose it on the Unicorn and Phoenix batik.
She replied, “How did you get this witch to appear in your photograph?” and I realized I had photographed my Halloween spirit in this batik painting. I hope you enjoy me flying in the window on my broomstick and joining my original batik, the Unicorn and Phoenix, which has recently made the trip to British Columbia, Canada.
- The Ent Tree Forest, Black Riders Descend and Gandalf and Shadowfax, all inspired by the Lord of the Rings.
- Dragon Breathing Arrows over the Moon, which is inspired by my yoga practice.
- And Pan Calls the Moon from the Zebra’s Back, inspired by the full moon, from ages past.
- Also below, the full image of Unicorn and Phoenix.
I have still been dyeing some batik outside with my dye buckets, alternating from the rinse buckets to the porch. And occasionally I find myself lifting ice off the rinse pails.
Vanilla the llama supervises my every move and enjoys watching me as I get out to dye the batik in the pleasant afternoon sun of autumn.